Bonhams' fine jubilee wines set to bring regal results
Bonhams has announced its Fine and Rare Wines sale, featuring special jubilee bottles
The July 5 Bonhams sale of Fine and Rare Wines will feature a number of bottles from important years in Queen Elizabeth II's reign in celebration of her diamond jubilee.
Two bottles of Pol Roger Champagne from 1952, the year of the queen's coronation, will be sold with a combined estimate of 1,100-1,300.The 1952 bottles were carefully selected in anticipation of the queen's 25th anniversary and have been labelled: "Special Reserve for the Silver Jubilee of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in 1977". Other wines from the historic year include five cases of 1952 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, which have each been given a pre-sale estimate of 1,200-1,400. Also featuring in the jubilee section will be six magnums of Warre Port, estimated at $440-520 and a dozen bottles of Graham Port, valued at 400-480. Of course, no auction of fine wines can pass by without themighty Romanee-Conti making an appearance. A dozen bottles of the 1985 vintage will lead sales at 80,000-100,000, while a further two cases of the 1988 growth are expected to bring 60,000-80,000. The auction couldprovide excellent value for buyers, after another case of the sought-after 1985 Romanee Conti vintage sold for an impressive $187,692 in Hong Kong earlier this year. The eclectic sale will alsosee an extremely rare appearance from a Crimean wine. A dozen bottles of the Ayu-Dag Kagor 1939 from the Massandra winery will go to auction will an estimate of 850-1,000. Keep up to date with the world of wine collecting by checking back with Paul Fraser Collectibles regularly.